Monday, March 06, 2006

Sony CEO Further Muddles Water

From Variety (via Kotaku):
Sony's new PlayStation 3 was widely expected to be introduced this spring, but will be delayed as the company fine-tunes the chips that are crucial to the success of the console's Blu-ray function.

The PlayStation 3 --- which is being called "the poor man's Blue-ray" --- is vital to Sony's plans because it plays Blu-ray discs as well as videogames.

Sony will roll out the PS3 by year end, in time for the holidays. If PS3 "delivers what everyone thinks it will, the game is up," Stringer boasts.

Full article here:

That's Howard Stringer, by the way, CEO of Sony. Now I'm guessing that a bunch of sites are going to jump all over this quote as a definitive announcement that the PS3 is delayed, but the quote is ambiguous--Stringer doesn't clarify which territory he means. If he's talking about America, then a holiday launch isn't really late. So I'm not sure this means more than anything else we've heard.

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